Canton, Mississippi Population 2020

11,988
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Canton is a city located in Mississippi. With a 2020 population of 11,988, it is the 36th largest city in Mississippi and the 2727th largest city in the United States. Canton is currently declining at a rate of -1.01% annually and its population has decreased by -9.11% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 13,189 in 2010. Canton reached it's highest population of 12,911 in 2000. Spanning over 22 miles, Canton has a population density of 563 people per square mile.

The average household income in Canton is $51,669 with a poverty rate of 27.54%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $775 per month, and the median house value is $110,500. The median age in Canton is 33.8 years, 31.3 years for males, and 37 years for females. For every 100 females there are 93.9 males.

Canton Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Canton was:

  • Black or African American: 73.90%
  • White: 18.82%
  • Other race: 3.49%
  • Asian: 2.62%
  • Two or more races: 0.91%
  • Native American: 0.27%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Canton, Mississippi is 11,988, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 12,232.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 13,189.

Canton, Mississippi Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
Black or African American9,11273.90%
White2,32018.82%
Some Other Race4303.49%
Asian3232.62%
Two or More Races1120.91%
American Indian and Alaska Native330.27%
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Canton Population Pyramid 2020

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Canton Median Age

33.8


Total

31.3


Male

37


Female

Canton Adults

There are 9,181 adults, (1,971 of whom are seniors) in Canton.

Canton Age Dependency

71

Age Dependency Ratio

27.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

43.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Canton Sex Ratio

Female

6,359

51.57%

Male

5,971

48.43%

Canton Households and Families

Canton Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Canton Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married58.4%41.6%
All44.4%55.6%
Non Family43.3%56.7%
Male37.3%62.7%
Female34.5%65.5%

44.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All4,5192.5644.4
Non Family1,5381.1243.3
Female1,3963.634.5
Married1,2743.0458.4
Male3112.9937.3

3.19

Average Family Size

2.56

Average Household Size

4%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Canton Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade7329.22%
9th to 12th Grade1,29216.27%
High School Graduate2,36429.77%
Some College1,40117.64%
Associates Degree5997.54%
Bachelors Degree91311.50%
Graduate Degree6408.06%
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Canton Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
Black5,5724,078707
White1,6221,422596
Hispanic43820947
Asian323203203
Other Race18343
Native American225
Multiple Races136

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 87.67%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 62.85%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$27,358$30,615$24,981
Less Than High School$21,758$28,714$20,716
High School Grad$25,417$26,609$23,465
Some College$28,816$31,580$23,015
Bachelors Degree$55,417$69,442$35,560
Graduate Degree$65,033$73,750$53,047

$27,358

Average Earnings

$30,615

Average Male

$24,981

Average Female

Canton Language

Canton Language by Age

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Canton Language

90.43% of Canton residents speak only English, while 9.57% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 6.44% of the population.

Canton Poverty

Canton Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black8,6852,60830.03%
Hispanic91738441.88%
White1,6781508.94%
Other41510224.58%
Multiple11210089.29%
Native14321.43%

27.54%

Overall Poverty Rate

23.60%

Male Poverty Rate

31.00%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Canton

The race most likely to be in poverty in Canton is Multiple, with 89.29% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Canton is White, with 8.94% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 8.81%. Among those working part-time, it was 25.35%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 33.52%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School30.96%
High School18.71%
Some College18.13%
Bachelors or Greater4.71%
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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed43.86%
Male Unemployed26.67%
Female Employed19.44%
Male Employed5.54%

Canton Income

Canton Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$36,969$51,669
Families$40,800$56,445
Married Families$60,893-
Non Families$26,583$39,779
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Canton Marital Status

Canton Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

32.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

38.1%

Male Marriage Rate

27.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Canton Married by Age and Sex

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Canton Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Canton Marital Status by Race

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Canton Veterans

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423

Number of Veterans

423

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam142
First Gulf War111
Second Gulf War56
Korea8
World War II
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Age Group Veterans
35 to 54138
55 to 64104
65 to 7493
18 to 3456
75+32
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Name Veterans % of Total
Black2984.53%
White1206.00%
Hispanic315.95%
Other52.25%

Canton Veterans by Education

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1.89%

Veteran Poverty Rate

20.57%

Veteran Disability Rate

Canton Employment Status

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59.5%

Labor Force Participation

56.4%

Employment Rate

5.1%

Unemployment Rate

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Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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81.40%

Born in Mississippi

93.90%

Native Born

6.10%

Foreign Born

4.83%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

93.90% of Canton residents were born in the United States, with 81.40% having been born in Mississippi. 4.83% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202011,988-122-1.01%
201912,110-122-1.00%
201812,232-3-0.02%
201712,235-122-0.99%
201612,357-50-0.40%
201512,407-65-0.52%
201412,4724453.70%
201312,027-25-0.21%
201212,052-27-0.22%
201112,079-15-0.12%
201012,094-817-0.65%
200012,9112,8492.52%
199010,062-1,054-0.99%
198011,1166130.57%
197010,5037960.79%
19609,7072,6593.25%
19507,0481,0371.60%
19406,0111,2862.44%
19304,7251,4733.81%
19203,252-677-1.87%
19103,9295251.44%
19003,4040.00%